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SpectiCast selects Amino's STBs for live arts events and film distribution

14 Apr 2011

SPECTICAST SELECTS AMINO HIGH PERFORMANCE SET-TOP BOXES FOR HIGH QUALITY LIVE ARTS EVENTS AND FILM DISTRIBUTION WORLDWIDE

SpectiCast, the US's fastest growing all-digital private network company that distributes film and cultural arts events, has selected Amino set-top boxes to deliver high quality content to theaters worldwide.

SpectiCast's proprietary Digital Theater Network (DTN) delivers the highest quality audio visual digital experience using advanced Internet-protocol technologies operating over a network that has global reach.

Amino has worked with SpectiCast to integrate their proprietary technologies into its A540 personal video recorder (PVR) set-top box to enable the delivery of broadcast quality audiovisual content using standard, commercial-grade Internet connections.

SpectiCast's services leverage patented technologies to deliver extremely high quality audiovisual content using standard, commercial-grade Internet connections for both live and pre-recorded content. SpectiCast has extensive experience in the fields of data networking, video transmission technology, video production, and the cultural arts.

The SpectiCast DTN supports live simulcasts as well as the secured transfer of digital content to theaters over the Internet to an A540 residing at the customer venue, for subsequent locally managed playback.

"The form factor and system capability of the A540 provides an extremely cost effective way for us to deliver live and pre-recorded content to theaters," said Mark Rupp, Co-Founder and President of SpectiCast.

"The ease of use factor has proven to be a significant value proposition to both professional theater managers and event coordinators at alternative venues," he added.

Since the fall of 2008, SpectiCast's DTN has delivered live simulcasts, as well as encore performances for organizations like The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, The Curtis Institute of Music, and The Free Library of Philadelphia. SpectiCast is currently expanding into traditional film distribution to independent and art house theaters as well as non-traditional theaters such as performing arts and community centers.

"Our technology platform allows us to provide a very cost effective turnkey digital service that can deliver live and pre-recorded content such as independent films, repository collections, and re-issue films, at any time, to multiple locations any place in the world," said Rupp.

"This platform allows us to efficiently distribute high quality content at a much lower cost than traditional satellite-based systems or more complex network server-based systems, thereby providing better economics and greatly simplified operational and distribution logistics."

Amino CEO Andrew Burke said: "This is a great example of how our next generation devices can be adapted to deliver a great quality entertainment experience across IP networks to a number of different markets. Audience feedback to SpectiCast events has been excellent - with very favorable comments about the audio and visual quality."

The A540 PVR uses the new STi7105 system-on-chip processor and is supported by an extensive ecosystem of set top box middleware, browser, conditional access and DRM options required for the widely varying configurations of the IPTV market.

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About Specticast:
SpectiCast is the nation's fastest growing all-digital private network company distributing film, cultural arts events, and alternative content to both theatrical and non-theatrical venues. SpectiCast's proprietary Digital Theater Network delivers the highest quality audiovisual digital experience using state-of-the-art Internet-protocol technologies operating over a network that has worldwide reach. SpectiCast leverages patented technologies to deliver both live and pre-recorded HD content over standard, commercial-grade Internet connections. SpectiCast has extensive experience in the fields of data networking, video transmission technology, video production, and the cultural arts. For more information, visit www.specticast.com.

About Amino:
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV and hybrid/OTT innovator - bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. With over three million devices sold to 850 customers in 85 countries, Amino's award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide. Amino's speed-to-market, agility and leading-edge technology has secured important partnerships with global vendors, including Intel and Ericsson, to deliver the rich entertainment experience consumers are demanding. Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: symbol AMO). It is headquartered near Cambridge, in the UK, with offices in the US, China and Sweden.

Contacts:
Colin Ashcroft
Amino Communications
Corporate Communications Manager
cashcroft@aminocom.com
+44 7775 806456